Graham Reynolds (pictured) doesn't know from niches. The composer, pianist, drummer and leader of the Golden Arm Trio works in a montage of sound that draws its influences from everywhere: garage rock, improvisational noise, free jazz, symphonic music, hip-hop beats and the pure, thin air.
His most notable project of late was the tour-de-force soundtrack for Richard Linklater's woozy, animation-overlaid Philip Dick sci-fi drug fantasy A Scanner Darkly, an intensive venture, now available on CD, more than a year in the making.
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Riding high on the success of the Scanner score, Reynolds and band have taken to the road, bringing their exceptional sounds to Denver on Saturday, November 18, for a pair of shows. Starting at 1 p.m., Yazoo will provide the finger-lickin' barbecue for a marathon at the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, with performances by the Inactivists, New Ancient Astronauts, Pee Pee and Action Friend, before the trio takes the stage at 5 p.m. Admission for the entire afternoon is $5; call 303-291-1007.
Or catch them later that night at Bender's 13th Avenue Tavern, 314 East 13th Avenue, with L'elan Vital. Admission is $6; call 303-861-7070. -- Susan Froyd